Reflexology offers an holistic approach to your general health. This means as practitioners we look at and treat the whole individual. The treatment aims to play a role in helping to restore balance and maintain optimal well-being. It can help to provide support for people living with health conditions alongside their conventional medical care and should not be considered as a substitute for that care. Always, first and foremost, seek the advice of your doctor if you have any health issues.
Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe.
Reflexology is an ancient therapy but was only developed in the west in the early part of the 20th Century. The Ingham Methodï£¨ of Reflexology I have been trained in is holistic in nature so treats the person as a whole but allows for the targeting of specific problem areas you may be experiencing. While relaxing in nature, it is most definitely not a simple foot massage. So, if you are looking for a reflexologist with some clinical background and understanding, then this is what I provide.
I am a Reiki Master practitioner and teacher and would love to introduce you to the wonderful benefits of this gentle modality. Reiki is a non-intrusive 'hands-on' therapy that works with universal energy and may bring you increased well-being and relaxation on all levels - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Its effects are subtle, but I have found it a powerful influence in my life. As well as receiving Reiki from a qualified practitioner, if you find it inspiring, you yourself can be attuned to enable you to use the energy for your own benefit and for the benefit of your family and friends. In my own experience, regular self-treatments ease my aches and pains and provide a meditative space that helps me to focus on the important things in life and gets things in perspective. Individual experiences will, of course, vary. You will only know if you try it out!
Mainsteam science is becoming much more accepting of the fact that the mind can have a powerful effect on our health, and research is showing that our thoughts can influence our ability to assist our bodies to heal themselves. I believe that when we are stressed, even though the day to day things like work, running a home, bringing up children etc, our thought processes can sometimes become quite negative and this may eventually manifest in physical symptoms that can affect our ability to cope. We can help to change this to a more positive focus by taking steps to redress any imbalance in our lives. We can learn to listen to our bodies and to make time to recharge in a positive way. Reflexology and Reiki are complementary therapies that have ancient origins but, in my opinion, are becoming more and more valuable in our lives today. Hospices, some hospitals and even some GPs utilise complementary therapists for the benefit of their patients. These therapies are wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating. Whether you choose, or are advised, to have a course of weekly treatments or an hour of 'me-time' once a month you may wish you had done it years ago!
All that said, no complimentary therapies are intended to take the place of conventional medicine. You should always seek the advice of your GP if you are worried about your symptoms.
Please feel free to contact me for a chat prior to booking an appointment if you have any questions that are not answered on these pages.